CBSE announces schedule for Class 10, 12 practical exams

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the schedule for Class 10 and 12 practical examinations. The detailed notification is available on its website
According to the notification, the practical examinations for Class 10 and Class 12 will be held between 2nd January and 14th February, 2023.

The CBSE has issued a guideline and SOP for the conduct of the examinations. The Practical Examinations/Project/Internal Assessment are conducted by all the schools as per provisions given in the Scheme of Studies/Examination Bye- Laws prescribed by CBSE.
Correct and timely assessment of Practical, Project and Internal Assessment component in classes-X and XII is of paramount importance for declaration of result.
“It has been observed that some schools are committing serious mistakes and requesting the Board to change the result after its declaration. Schools are being, therefore, directed to follow the instructions as given hereunder as no request will be accepted by the CBSE to change the uploaded marks in any manner,” said CBSE.
The CBSE has prescribed subject wise curriculum and most of the subjects contain 2 or 3 assessment components – Theory and Practical/Project/Internal Assessment. The curriculum also contains breakup of the maximum marks for theory question paper and Practical/Project/Internal Assessment.

The schools conducting Practical Examinations/Project/Internal Assessment shall ensure that all instructions of the Central/State Governments, Local Bodies and other Statutory Organizations related to containment of spread of COVID pandemic and other communicable diseases are observed to the full extent.
To avoid crowding and social distancing, the schools may consider splitting the group/batch of students in sub groups of 15 students each. First sub group of 15 students may attend the lab work while the other is doing pen & paper work and viceversa.